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11:05 PM ET, March 3, 2012


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Rush Limbaugh:
A Statement from Rush  —  For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation.  I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.  —  I think it is absolutely absurd …
Faiz Shakir / ThinkProgress:
Sixth Advertiser — Carbonite — Drops Limbaugh Despite His ‘Apology’ Because He's Beyond The ‘Bounds Of Decency’  —  Moments ago, Carbonite - a company providing backup software for computers - announced that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show.
Washington Post:
The GOP can no longer avoid its Rush Limbaugh problem.  —  IN A DEMOCRACY, standards of civil discourse are as important as they are indefinable.  Yet wherever one draws the line, Rush Limbaugh's vile rants against Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke crossed it.
Vinnie / The Jawa Report:
Rush Limbaugh Apologizes To Sandra “Not A Slut, I Just Like Having Sex Alot” Fluke  —  Why?  I have no idea.  —  Well, I do have an idea.  Major, long time advertisers started jumping ship.  So I'm guessing his reasoning was purely financial.  —  In related news, I'm waiting for confirmation …
The Right Scoop:
Levin to CNN, MSNBC, and other leftist media: You can go to hell
Discussion: blogs
Aaron Gould Sheinin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Gingrich carries double-digit lead into Georgia primary  —  Newt Gingrich is poised to win Georgia's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday, as a new poll for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows him with a double-digit lead in a state that he represented for 20 years in Congress.
Discussion: CNN, Politico, Washington Wire and
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Romney Takes Washington Ahead of a Big Election Day  —  Mitt Romney won Saturday's nonbinding caucuses in Washington State, handing him a symbolic victory in his quest for the Republican nomination as he heads into the critical “Super Tuesday” contests just three days away.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Why Rick Santorum's Ohio Delegate Fiasco Could Get Messy
Vicki Needham / Ballot Box:
Cleveland Plain Dealer endorses Romney
Associated Press:
Edwards asks that sex tape not be destroyed  —  GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ahead of his federal trial involving alleged campaign finance violations, John Edwards is asking a judge to keep a sex tape involving him and his mistress from being destroyed.  —  In a request filed Friday in U.S. District Court …
Fox News:
John Edwards asks judge not to destroy sex tape  —  GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards has asked a judge not to destroy a sex tape he made with his former mistress Rielle Hunter that was slated for destruction under a settlement reached last week, WRAL-TV reported.
Scott Wilson / Washington Post:
In meeting, Obama to warn Netanyahu against military strikes on Iran  —  President Obama plans to caution Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week against attacking Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months, urging patience while international economic sanctions take full effect.
Michelle Dupler / Tri-City Herald:
POLITICS: Local GOP apologizes for turning 1,500 away from caucuses in Kennewick  —  Kennewick About 1,500 people were turned away from pooled Benton County caucuses in Kennewick by event organizers after rooms at the Three Rivers Convention Center reached capacity this morning.
Wall Street Journal:
How to Dress Like You Just Might Win  —  I was watching the Georgetown-Notre Dame basketball game Monday night and was struck by how dapper the coaches looked.  And not just the coaches, but the assistant coaches.  And the assistant-assistant coaches.  Fancy shirts.  Classy ties.  Elegant suits.
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
Rooting for Santorum  —  I'm rooting for Rick Santorum to win the Republican nomination.  Seriously.  —  You probably think that is because it would be the best possible outcome for President Obama.  No doubt it would be.  If Santorum were the Republican nominee for president …
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Santorum and the Sexual Revolution
Associated Press:
Official: Mistakes led to Afghan Quran burnings  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least five American military personnel could face a disciplinary review over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan as conflicting accounts of what happened emerged Saturday, fueling more confusion …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Mark Steyn / National Review:
‘Die, Die, Foreigners!’
Discussion: Cold Fury
BigFurHat /
(bumped and sticky) Breitbart Is Here  —  UPDATE 4: Here is the graphic that will go to the shop.  I updated it with the classic Breitbart coif.  The tee shirts will go live tomorrow morning.  Anyone interested in a high resolution jpg., e-mail me at and I will send it to you.
Luke Johnson / The Huffington Post:
Wilmington City Council Passes Resolution Urging ‘Personhood’ Rights For Sperm … Video , Women's Rights , Women's Health , Egg Personhood , Loretta Walsh , Personhood , Personhood Bills , Sperm Personhood , War On Women , Wilmington , Wilmington City Council , Women's Health Care , Politics News
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
Romney Supported Federal Individual Mandate In 2009
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Climate Guest Blogger / ThinkProgress:
Syria: Climate Change, Drought and Social Unrest
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John Stanton / Roll Call:
Weiner Says He Contacted FBI About Grimm
Discussion: Politicker
Jason Meisner / Chicago Tribune:
Judge rules eavesdropping law unconstitutional
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